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Winter Haven Police offer reward for info about deadly shooting

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Detective Charles Bolton escorts Adele Bing to a waiting patrol car at the Winter Haven Police Department. Winter Haven Police Dept. photo Detective Charles Bolton escorts Adele Bing to a waiting patrol car at the Winter Haven Police Department. Winter Haven Police Dept. photo
Adele Bing was booked into the Polk County Jail Tuesday morning. Polk County Jail booking photo Adele Bing was booked into the Polk County Jail Tuesday morning. Polk County Jail booking photo
WINTER HAVEN, FL (WFLA) -

Winter Haven Police are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for additional information about Tuesday's shooting death of Ruby Bing, 25, or information about the location of the firearm that was used in the shooting.

The amount of the reward depends on the amount of useful information that investigators receive, according to Winter Haven Police Detective Charles Bolton.

Bing's mother, Adele Bing, 52, of Winter Haven is charged with second degree murder in connection with the shooting. Police say she shot her adult daughter Ruby, who was standing outside the door of Adele Bing's home and was holding a four-month-old infant at the time.

Police say Adele Bing had a heated argument with her boyfriend and thought it was him outside her door on Monday night. She went to the door with a baseball bat in one hand and a pistol in the other hand, and the gun went off when she opened the door, police said.

The bullet struck Ruby Bing in the chest, killing her. The baby was not injured.

It's not clear whether Bing intended to pull the trigger or whether the gun discharged accidentally. Police are still investigating.

Police say witnesses told them after the shooting, Adele Bing was hugging and shaking the young woman on the ground, telling her to "wake up."

"It appears she was upset and calling her child's name out," said Winter Haven Police Capt. David Brannan.

According to an arrest affidavit, Bing told police when she thought her boyfriend was outside, she "intended to use the firearm to kill her boyfriend, because he stated he was going to come back and kill her."

At the time of the shooting, Winter Haven Police were interviewing Adele Bing's boyfriend, James Lane, who was being treated for injuries to his head at a local hospital. Police say Adele Bing had hit Lane in the head with a gun.

Winter Haven Police arrested Adele Bing and charged her with second degree murder and child abuse without great bodily harm.

If you have information about the location of the gun used in the shooting or information about the shooting, call Detective Charles Bolton at (863) 651-3028.

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